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Watch Alabama Shakes Pour Their Souls Out On Jimmy Fallon

Alabama Shakes’ fantastic sophomore album Sound & Color recently made it all the way up to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and they stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night while in the midst of a worldwide tour to prove why they earned that designation wholeheartedly. Brittany Howard gives her everything for their performance of… More »

By: James Rettig / June 9, 2015 - 10:06 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a fucking fucked up week. I got more joy, and solace, from the videos of one nameless genius doing Michael Jackson dance moves through the streets of Baltimore, my embattled hometown, than I did out of any music video. And while it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with music, as of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2015 - 4:42 pm

The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Alabama Shakes – “Sound & Color” Video

Alabama Shakes have shared a conceptual video for “Sound & Color,” the title track from their new sophomore album. A man wakes up from hibernation on a spaceship, and he’s all alone. He looks up at a foreign planet in the distance as flashes of his old life back on Earth haunt him. He trie… More »

By: James Rettig / April 29, 2015 - 8:53 am

Watch My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus, & Brittany Howard Play Fallon

A few days ago, we heard a cover of Fela Kuti’s “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” by My Morning Jacket featuring Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs) and Brittany Howard (of the Alabama Shakes). The cover is part of a tribute compilation, Red Hot + Fela, organized by the AIDS awareness group Red Hot. Last night, the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 12, 2013 - 6:10 am

My Morning Jacket – “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” (Feat. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard) (Fela Kuti Cover)

The AIDS awareness group Red Hot has given us many great benefit compilations over the years, including 1993’s epochal No Alternative (“Unseen Power of the Picket Fence” FTW!) and 2009’s equally epochal Dark Was The Night. They also released a Fela Kuti tribute called Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela KutiMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 4, 2013 - 11:20 am

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 1: Beach House, Tame Impala, Junip, & More

The biggest piece of news from the first day of Gothenburg, Sweden’s Way Out West festival wasn’t who was there but who wasn’t. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the band slated to headline the day, had to drop out at the last possible second, axing all their remaining European tour dates after guitarist Frank “Poncho”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2013 - 6:08 am

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington’s Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm